Too much to hope for

After winning 1-0 against Arsenal de Sarandí last weekend, Racing were on a roll and looking at turn their first win of 2008 into the start of a run. As it transpired, though, two wins in a row was asking just a little bit too much, and Juan Manuel Llop's side had to settle for... Continue Reading →

Racing away from success

The kind folk at Pitch Invasion have published another of my musings, this time on the opening weeks of the Clausura and Racing's truly terrible start to the year. 'Micó isn't to blame - he only came in after Gustavo Costas left in December – and nor are most of his players. Aside from the... Continue Reading →

Different ambitions

One of the smaller clubs in the Greater Buenos Aires region hosted one of the biggest on Friday night, but a complete newcomer to Argentine football would have had difficulty picking out which was which. Racing have struggled for a while but now they've fallen to the curse of the perennial underdog - playing well... Continue Reading →

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Racing's abysmal pre-season has received a small ray of sunshine on Tuesday, with the news that former fans' favourite Maxi Moralez will return to the club on a one-year loan deal from FC Moscow, the club he joined at the start of the 2007-2008 season. Racing manager Miguel Micó will be hoping the youngster can provide... Continue Reading →

Maxi-ng out

  'The fans must be hurt... we don't have a player of his characteristics who can replace him. [But] we're going to fight for big things.' - Racing manager Gustavo Costas, on Maxi Moralez's US$7million move to FC Moscow As reported last night, Racing received the offer yesterday from Moscow, and whilst they initially turned... Continue Reading →

A change of heart

As recently as Saturday, Maxi Moralez was jokingly shrugging off talk of a US$25million valuation put on his head by Racing president Fernando De Tomaso, and reiterating that he was happy in Avellaneda for now. What a difference an offer makes. FC Moscow have made an offer of US$7million up front for Moralez, whose registration... Continue Reading →

Show me the money

Gustavo Costas announced his determination, after the Under 20 World Cup success inspired by several of his young Racing players, to hold onto one of the stars of the junior selección, Maxi Moralez. Yesterday, he told reporters that Racing wouldn't be letting Moralez go for anything less than US$25million. After confusing his team-mates no end... Continue Reading →

Apertura 2007: Four to watch

The Apertura is now less than 48 hours away and, if you've already checked out our introduction to the clubs who'll be contesting the Primera A this season, you may be wondering which players will be likely to attract attention. Well, I can't help you with any reliability (although I suppose I could ensure that... Continue Reading →

Glory at last!

It's been delayed by a week, but Argentines finally get to see the albiceleste lift a prestigious international trophy today. The adults might have screwed up their chance of the Copa América, but the juniors successfully defended their World Under 20 title, with a thrilling 2-1 win over a tough-as-nails Czech Republic side in Toronto... Continue Reading →

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